The main plot revolves around the marriage choices of Alice Vavasor. Early in the novel, Alice asks the question "What should a woman do with her life?" -- a theme repeated in the dilemmas faced by other female characters in the novel.
Kim Velk loves bicycles, typewriters and 1920s music. So she decided to write a time travel adventure that takes readers on a wild ride to the 1920s with a fifteen year old boy. It took her six years to complete her debut work, but it was worth it. As our author of the day, Velk chats about her Up, Back and Away, why she wrote it and reveals exactly how much research went into it.